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“Great weekend retreat, great base from which to explore Grampians”
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Aurora Cottages
Halmahera
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“Great weekend retreat, great base from which to explore Grampians”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

- Beautiful cottage: modern appliances and furnishings, luxurious king size bed, marble floors, split system a/c, kangaroos all over the property, BBQ, private patio

Loved it, would recommend to all my friends.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

I spent two nights at Aurora Cottages just after Christmas 2013 and my stay was perfect from start to finish. The cottage we stayed in was spotlessly clean and we could definitely feel the five star luxury, even though we were out in the bush (we could even see kangaroos and emus when we looked out our window!). The bed was AMAZING. So comfortable! The manager of the property was such a pleasure to deal with and accommodating to all our needs. My friends and I are looking to make this a yearly trip, it was so great! :)

Tips: Definitely check out McKenzie Falls. It's a bit of a trek to get down the waterfall but well worth it. Also, there are brilliant cellar doors near Aurora Cottages so check these out too.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Booked this for a weekend away at the last minute for a bit of a get away treat. When I called to get instructions for the keys, the owner upgraded us from 3.5 to 5 star cottage. The cottage was nice, but give the price I was expecting more. There were some basic maintenance issues in the cottage, and the scrappy hand written notes on how to use things were hard to follow. The outside areas are very neglected and just a bit sad. Broken outdoor furniture left around the abandoned water feature out the front did not feel '5 star'. The remote location was nice and it could be a great place with a little TLC.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

My boyfriend and I stay at Aurora Cottages (Six Seasons) at least once a year! Secluded 5 star property surrounded by wildlife (including kangaroos and emus). Huge comfy bed, modern kitchen, spa, woodfire... Doesn't get any more relaxing!!! Only a few minutes drive from town but enough space to feel you are a world away. Saku who manages the properties is also always a pleasure to deal with!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

We stayed in the six seasons cottage. It looked just like the pictures. It was quite, confortable and the abundance of wildlife really made our stay. However, we were greatly dissapointed when we arrived to find out that the milk, eggs and bread were all out of date which meant after a very long drive we were unable to have a cup of tea/coffee or breakfast in the morning. Despite this we’ll definitely stay there again as it was perfect in every other way.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Totally Loved the experience at Aurora Cottages
We stayed in the Mountain View House which was more than we expected.
Full kitchen features, complimentary wine, bread & MIlk.
Spa was great. Open shower, fireplace, banana lounge chairs outside, 50inch TV, Blu-ray (also DVDs & Blu-Ray movies were provided),Surround Sound, NIce couch, amazingly comfy King sized bed!!
Wildlife around the property was also quite a delight
The service was great.
We actually found it difficult to participate in all the activities we wanted to do at the Grampians considering how great it was to stay at Aurora!
Thanks Again
Stan

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed recently at Aurora Cottages(The Mountain View). Was exactly as the pictures looked, Very luxurious. I preferred these cottages as opposed to any five star hotel room because I had wanted to cook for her. and it came with almost everything you could possibly think of to use for any such meal.

All the extras you get with this from the widescreen tv for watching movies from either the lounge area, or the sleeping area, when you want to just relax after a day of taking in the sites. To the spa bath surrounded in candles.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting to visit the Grampians area, Halls Gap only minutes by car, have quite a few nice scenic walks.

I would also recommend to drive slowly along the dirt road known as Tunnel Road that the property is situated on, for there are around a hundred kangaroos just hopping around!

Would gladly visit again around the same time next year!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aurora Cottages
Address: 300 Tunnel Rd, Pomonal, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Halls Gap > Pomonal
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Pomonal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Aurora Cottages 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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